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The Devil's Country Paperback – April 11, 2017
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Hunsicker, the creator of a series about a Dallas PI named Lee Henry Oswald (Crosshairs) and another about disgraced ex-cop Jon Cantrell (The Grid), introduces another underdog, former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines, in this gritty crime novel. Baines, whose wife and two children were murdered less than a year earlier, drifts into the small West Texas town of Piedra Springs, where he encounters a frightened woman, Molly, and her two children in the parking lot of a bar. Two men in cowboy hats are chasing them. Baines disables the cowboys in a brief fight, but when it’s over, Molly and her children have disappeared. Sheriff Quang Marsh advises Baines to leave Piedra Springs, but then Molly’s body is found and her children are missing; Baines won’t leave until he finds the kids. The tale of his family’s slaughter emerges in bits and pieces as this admirable hero takes on a town paralyzed by fear of a deadly cult and struggles to emerge from his nightmarish past.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
“Hunsicker tells Baines’ story in understated prose that can move effortlessly into highly emotional moments.…But the real and perhaps surprising appeal here comes from the enduring power of the old myth of the mysterious stranger who arrives—and leaves—with the wind.” —Booklist
“Hunsicker’s latest introduces a sympathetic hero who struggles with his own demons as much as he strives to solve the crime at hand.” —Library Journal
“Taut... complex, well-written... action-packed...” —The Dallas Morning News
“Hunsicker's story moves at a relentless pace, with all the twists and surprises his readers have come to expect.” —The Dallas Morning News
Past Praise for Harry Hunsicker:
“Great new noir.…If this doesn't light you up, seek immediate medical help.” —Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
“Harry Hunsicker fuses a white-knuckled thriller with a post-modern detective novel, and Crosshairs delivers the goods: Layered, intense, and rich with deadly characters. Let there be no doubt—Hunsicker is an emerging star.” —Robert Crais, bestselling author of The Two Minute Rule
“If you're looking for a new favorite author, read The Contractors.…[The book] reads like a treatment for a new Quentin Tarantino film, full of quirky—and dangerous—characters, twists and turns, and enough action to fill another two or three books.” —Bookreporter
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The plot was as authentic as it gets in today's times, unfortunately.
This was also my first experience with the video element of book reading. Kind of cool.
I'll certainly read more of this author's books.
The Kindle version had little video clips built into the story. Cute!